Which Stock Worth Selling? Cigna Corporation (CI) or The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (GT)

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The shares of Cigna Corporation (NYSE:CI) and The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (NASDAQ:GT) were among the active stocks of the last trading sessions. Cigna Corporation (NYSE:CI) declined to -1.89% closing at the price of $206 whereas the shares of The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (NASDAQ:GT) declined -1.44% with the decrease of -0.3 points closing at the price of $20.5. Cigna Corporation has currently increase 20.01% in its stock over the period of 6-months while its rival The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company subtracted -26.36% in the previous 6-months.

Now we have to analyze the facts that if the stocks were worthy off investors’ money? The facts to analyze here are risks, profitability, returns and price trends.

Returns and Profitability

Profitability and returns are the main reason of investment, the investors are looking for profits that they get and return they should expect over the period of time.

The first and foremost return that is considered while making an investment is the ROI or Return on Investment. The ROI is the ratio between the profit against the cost of investment. Currently the ROI of Cigna Corporation (NYSE:CI) is 12.9% while the ROI of The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (NASDAQ:GT) is 9.3%. Another figure that is to be considered while analyzing the profitability of a share is its EBITDA margin, CI’s EBITDA Margin is 10.73 whereas GT’s is 5.44.

Both the profitability ratios suggest that Cigna Corporation (NYSE:CI) is more suitable investment in terms of profitability and return.

EPS & Surprise Factor

Cigna Corporation (NYSE:CI) reported $3.89/share EPS for the previous quarter where analysts were predicting an EPS to be $3.33/share Thus beating the analyst Estimates with a Surprise Factor of 16.8 Percent. While, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (NASDAQ:GT) reported EPS of $0.62/share in the last quarter. The analysts projected EPS of $0.61/share depicting a Surprise of 1.6 Percent.

Taking a look at Earnings per Share, Cigna Corporation tends to be beating the analyst estimates more than The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company. so CI is more profitable than GT.

Technical Analysis of Cigna Corporation & The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company

Moving average convergence divergence (MACD) shows that Cigna Corporation (NYSE:CI) is on a PRICE RELATIVITY trend While The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (NASDAQ:GT) is on PRICE RELATIVITY trend. The trend for the past 10-days shows that the Cigna Corporation was in BEARISH territory and The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company was in BEARISH territory.

CI’s current statistics gauge that the stock candle is BEARISH with MEDIUM volatility. While GT’s candle is BEARISH with HIGH.

EPS Growth Rate: CI’s 14.48% versus GT’s 6.49%

Another shareholder value can be analyzed through the EPS growth rate; the next 5 years EPS growth rate is predicted by the analysts after the analyzing the previous trends. The next 5 year EPS growth rate of Cigna Corporation (NYSE:CI) is predicted at 14.48% while The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (NASDAQ:GT) stands at 6.49%. These numbers suggest that CI is more suitable investment in terms of EPS growth rate.

Financial Risk and Liquidity Concerns

The current ratio and the debt ratio are the two ratios that show the investor how quickly the company is able to payout its debt and how quickly it can cover its obligations. The current ratio of CI stands at 0 while GT is at 1.4 whereas the debt ratio of the prior is 0.36 while the debt ratio of the later is 1.37.

The values of the both ratios suggest that GT is more suitable investment when the liquidity and risk is the main concern.

Analyst Recommendations

While making an investment, another main factor to consider before investing is the analyst recommendation on the scale of 1 to 5 where 1 is strong buy, 2 is buy, 3 is hold, 4 is Sell and 5 is strong sell. Analyst recommend 2 for CI and 2.2 for GT which means CI has Buy rating whereas GT has Hold rating.

Another recommendation of analyst that is to be considered worthy is the price target. The mare price or price trend does not suggest the suitability of a stock. The price target set by analyst is also to be considered while investing as it suggests to what extent the stock will rise or fall in the near future. The price target set for CI is $230.32 which is 10.56% of its current price while GT has price target of 26.83 which is 23.59% of its current price.

Valuation Ratios

Valuation is the process of determining the company’s worth for an investor, the valuation ratios give an insight to that worthiness.

CI currently has price to earning P/E ratio of 18.36 whereas GT has 8.97 while the forward P/E ratio for the prior stands at 13.54 and for the later it depicts the value of 5.84.

The price to Book P/B for CI is 3.39, Price to Sale is at 1.13 and for GT these ratios stand at 1.06 and 0.33.